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The idea of landscape in Icelandic archaeology

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Oscar Aldred


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Landscape as an idea in archaeology in Iceland has been elevated in present-day research approaches, having its origins in the beginnings of the discipline and profession in the late 19th century. This paper measures the progress of this idea from a critical perspective by identifying the major pieces of published research that concerns the idea of landscape and their contribution towards archaeology in Iceland. It asks how emphases and directions have changed and in what form this has taken. The partial review and commentary culminates in a suggested agenda for the future practice of landscape archaeology in Iceland, particularly with respect towards developing an integrated archaeology that assesses the past from varying perspectives.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Aldred O

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Archaeologia Islandica

Year: 2006

Volume: 5

Pages: 9-26

ISSN (print): 1560-8026

Publisher: Fornleifastofnun Islands